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Dr Nikolaus L Renner, MD


Chief Surgeon, Department of Traumatology
Cantonal Hospital of Aarau, Switzerland
Past-President, AO Foundation

Dr Renner, currently the Chief Surgeon at the Department of Traumatology at the Kantonsspital Aarau (KSA) in Aarau, Switzerland, started his surgical training at the University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland with Prof. M. Allgoewer in 1982. In 1990 he was delegated by AO International for one year to teach AO techniques at the University of Miami as Clinical Instructor and Visiting Faculty member.  In 1993 he was appointed as head of the trauma department of the Kantonsspital Aarau (KSA) where he is working till present. Today the KSA is one of the 12 Level One Trauma Centers in Switzerland.

Alongside this he attended more than 200 AO Courses / Seminars as faculty worldwide and held numerous positions at the AO as officer including: Member of the Assembly of Trustees (2002-present), Chair of the Specialty Academic Council General Trauma (2006-2008), Chair of the AOTrauma Research Commission (2009-2011), Chair of the AOTrauma International Board (2011-2014), Member of the AO Foundation Board (2014-present), President of the AO Foundation (2016-2018). Currently he is the immediate Past President of the AO Foundation and the Vice-President of the AO Alliance Foundation.

He also served on the Board of the Swiss Surgical Society (SGC/SSC) 2005-2011 and is a Corresponding Member of the German Society for Trauma Surgery (DGU) since 2016.